I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to get the message out about healthy low-carb living which is why my blog has branched out into various areas, including a twice-weekly, interview-styled podcast show, a fun and engaging YouTube video series with my wife Christine, a very active low-carb discussion forum, and so many other areas like Facebook, Twitter, and web sites that syndicate the content I provide. Visit LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com for a full listing of all the official “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”-affiliated projects.
One of the ways I have been working on sharing what I’ve learned about the low-carb lifestyle is by writing books. In October 2005, I released my debut book Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year which shared what my 180-pound weight loss on the Atkins diet was like in 2004. Some criticized me at the time for writing a book so soon after losing weight because I really hadn’t learned anything yet.
Well, now it is five years later and I’ve learned so much about not just low-carb, but life in general that I wanted to share some of the lessons gleaned from taking this amazing journey to better health. While my first book focused almost exclusively on my personal weight loss experience, this new book entitled 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew will share the evidence behind the health benefits of this way of eating and how that has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever dreamed.
This new book allows me to discuss ways my life has been positively impacted by the circumstances that have happened since I became such a public figure on behalf of low-carb, dieting, and healthy living on the Internet. There will even be some revealing moments in the book regarding my encounters with personal critics, my side of the Kimkins scam story that has never been shared publicly, and the death of my brother Kevin in 2008. Here are 21 lessons that comprise the chapters in my upcoming book:
So, as a special sneak peek into the new book, I was given an opportunity by Hilton Johnson Productions to host my very own LIVE Global TeleClass on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:00PM. It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this before with a real-time audience of listeners since my podcasts are all pre-recorded. Plus, I’d NEVER taken calls from people before, so this was gonna be an interesting exercise in trying something new to say the least.
I started out the TeleClass sharing about my low-carb weight loss success story outlined in my first book, went through about half of the “life lessons” featured in my upcoming book, took a few interesting questions from the listeners on the call, finished up sharing about the rest of the lessons included in the book, and then announced a special offer for people who pre-order the book prior to the August 2009 release. Listen for yourself to how the TeleClass turned out in this recording I made of the TeleClass:
I thought I’d maybe have 50 people listening to my maiden TeleClass venture, but imagine my shocked surprise when they called me the next day and said there were 461 people who either listened to it on their phone or on the Internet last Thursday night. WOW! That was MUCH more than I could have ever expected and I sincerely appreciate everyone who took part in this very special event. The feedback from those who attended was mostly positive with the majority of the survey responses following the class stating the TeleClass was beneficial to them. Plans are already underway to do at least another one or two in 2009.
Here are some of the comments, both good and bad, people had about the TeleClass:
Jimmy Moore did an awesome job leading the TeleClass and I can’t wait for the next one!
That’s quite an eclectic list of feedback about the TeleClass, huh? All in all, I was very pleased with how the TeleClass went and I look forward to doing more again in the future. Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting the final touches on 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb to hopefully have it available for purchase by August 2009. If you’d like to take advantage of the pre-order special that I am currently running which includes an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of the new book when it comes out with FREE SHIPPING as well as a FREE E-BOOK COPY of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year, then simply click on the button below:
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